BRUSSELS I REGULATION 44/2001 REVIEW - UPDATE

Responses, including that by the Bar, to the Commission’s Green Paper on the review of the operation of the Brussels I Regulation (on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters) can be seen, at http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/news/consulting_public/news_consulting_0002_en.htm

The House of Lords EU Committee’s July 2009 report can be seen at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldeucom/148/148.pdf

The European Parliament (EP’s) Legal Affairs Committee (“JURI”) is holding a hearing on the review on 5 October 2009 at which Alexander Layton QC has been invited to speak on behalf of the Bar. The Council is aiming to issue conclusions as to what the Commission should be doing with the regulation at the October JHA Council.


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